Team Edge RST ready for Thundersport GB assault

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THE Team Edge RST squad is gearing up for a four-pronged attack on the Thundersport GB paddock this year.

Jonny Towers and Nick Edgeley’s team is all set to take on a number of championships within TSGB, in a busy season which will also see the racing-mad pair mount an assault on the European Classic Endurance series.

The team, made up of Towers and Edgeley along with team-mates Laurence Edgeley and Kasey Wyatt, recently returned from a four day test at Almeria to get back into the swing of things before the season begins next month.

Towers is going for another shot at the Thundersport GB Supertwin title this year…

Having narrowly missed out on the Supertwins title to John Simpson last year, Towers is returning for another shot at the crown, but he is also going to have a bit of a dabble in the 600 Elite class.

“I’m going to have another go at trying to win the Supertwin championship,” he told UK Clubsport. “We learnt so much last year that it would be a shame not to use that experience.

“Ally Grant has been working tirelessly all winter to improve where we left off, and another year of experience should hopefully stand us in good stead.

“I’ve also bought one of Nick’s Triumph 675Rs to run in the 600 Elite class, and I am targeting podiums at the rounds that I ride both classes.”

Mr RST’s partner in crime, Edgeley, is also coming out fighting this year after finishing third in the 600 Sportsman series last year.

Edgeley’s back too, and he means business…

The Monex Europe MD is also planning to tackle two championship, as Towers explained:  “After finishing third in his class last year with podiums at most circuits, he will be having a full go at the Elite class riding a Dave Cherry prepared Jon Trigger-tuned Triumph 675R.

“He is also going to ride a BMW S1000R in GP1 so he’ll be busy too. He’s also a former national 600 Endurance champion, so we plan to team up for the odd six hour throughout the year.”

While Towers and Edgeley are in Towers’ words ‘no spring chickens’, there is a younger element to the squad in the form of Laurence Edgeley and Wyatt who will both race in the Aprilia RRV450 series.

Edgeley is moving up in power this year after cutting his teeth in Superteens last season where he scored a number of podium finishes.

Laurence Edgeley and Kasey Wyatt will be tearing up the tarmac on Aprilias…

Wyatt, meanwhile, will also race in the championship after bouncing back from an injury-laden 2016

“He is hoping to lean on his many years of experience in everything from Superteens to Ducati Cup at BSB to put a challenge for the title in 2017,” said Towers.

“Kasey’s Dad Kevin is a veteran crew chief and having worked in all levels of teams including BSB will be supporting both Kasey and Laurence.”

As well as their Thundersport GB commitments, Towers and Edgeley have decided to try a more serious stab at the European Classic Endurance series after dipping their toes in the water last year.

“We only did two rounds, but we have learnt what we will need to have a go at it. Qualifying on pole at the last round at Aragon and running as high as second after nearly three hours of racing has given us the confidence to have a full year trying to have a go at that championship.

The golden oldies will also be back out in the European Classic Endurance series…

“Our Suzuki XR69’s are more than up to the job and we feel with a bit more experience it will be worth a go.

“The team will obviously be sporting the very latest RST kit as well as Arai helmets and Motul oils in the engines while Complog Performance and Ally Grant will be preparing my bikes as well as supplying the tyres for the team, so we’re looking forward to what we all hope can be  another strong season.”

*Images supplied by Jonny Towers

 

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